Kiev blocking visit of IAEA inspectors to Zaporozhye NPP: Official
Ukrainian authorities are concerned about "an IAEA official investigation into the facts of dirty bomb production for Ukrainian militants," according to a Zaporozhye official.
Following Ukraine's strike at Enerhodar, an official of the Zaporozhye region military-civilian administration said Tuesday that Kiev is using any excuse not to allow an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to visit the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Enerhodar.
Vladimir Rogov, a member of the council of the region’s military-civilian administration, wrote on his Telegram channel that "Kiev is looking for and creating any pretexts to prevent a visit of IAEA inspectors to the Zaporozhye NPP."
Ukrainian authorities, according to Rogov, are afraid of "an IAEA official investigation of the facts of making dirty bombs for Ukrainian militants."
On July 12, two Ukrainian drones attacked a building close to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP), according to a spokesperson for the military-civilian administration in Enerhodar.
In March, Russian forces took full control of the NPP; the Kherson region and most of the Zaporozhye region in Ukraine are now controlled by Russian military forces and local military-civilian administrations that have been formed there.
On Monday night, a strike was carried out on Nova Kakhovka in Kherson, causing explosions at warehouses with saltpeter, causing civilian deaths.
According to the military-civilian administration at Nova Kakhovka, the Ukrainian strike carried out on the city was done using multiple rocket launcher HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) supplied by the United States.